HC Deb 27 October 2003 vol 412 c66WS
Mr. Chope

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many unlicensed vehicles he estimates the DVLA will(a) wheel clamp and (b) crush in 2004. [134748]

Mr. Jamieson

So far in 2003–04, DVLA has clamped 46,302 vehicles. In addition, the 14 local authorities that now have devolved powers to clamp and impound on behalf of the Secretary of State have clamped an additional 6,601—a total of 52,903. We expect that to rise to 65,000 by the end of the financial year.

The number of vehicles crushed by DVLA is 21,144 so far, with the 14 local authorities crushing an additional 3,052—a total of 24,196. We expect that figure to rise to 30,000 by the end of the financial year.